THE HUNGER 2019  –  Theme: Unseen: The Homeless, where are they?

Do something Radical for Lent 2019 – Join us for the HUNGER!

St. Francis Xavier is teaming up with St. Raphael, Sacred Heart and St. Bonaventure for the Hunger! In the last Twelve years this event has raised more than $85,000.00 for missions and ministries that serve the poor both at home and abroad.

Dates: March 8-9, 2019 (4:00 pm Friday – 8:45 pm Saturday)

For current 8th grade through adult – The cost is $25.00 per person

St. Francis Xavier HUNGER Participants

  • Will join forces with the youth ministries of three other parishes to raise financial support for national & international missions
  • Will fast for 24 hours while doing community service, entering into the life of prayer, participating in the Sacraments, and learning more about the social dimensions of Catholic Teaching

Registration Now Open!

Adult Leaders – Sign up here! – We need adult chaperones to help transport youth to various service sites – Please consider helping out!

Questions, please contact Debbie Gladitsch


HUNGER Ministry Focus: See below to learn more about the three ministries that we support 

Options For Women – Cornerstone

Options for Women/Cornerstone is a nonprofit pregnancy medical center dedicated to providing compassionate, confidential, and free care to women facing an unexpected pregnancy. From pregnancy and STI testing,  to limited obstetrical ultrasounds, to peer counseling and education classes– our nurses and client advocates are serious about giving women the best care possible.

Click here for the Options For Women Website


Buffalo Food Shelf

The Buffalo Food Shelf is a Christian, non-profit, community-based organization supplementing food and hygiene items to those in need within the community of Buffalo, Minnesota. Through ongoing generous donations, we continue to support an ever-growing number of families in need of hunger relief. It is through the city of Buffalo’s generosity and the grace of God that we can continue in our mission to feed the hungry in our community.

Click here for the Buffalo Food Shelf website


Sharing and Caring Hands & Mary’s Place
Sharing and Caring Hands is dedicated to the proposition that the community can make a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism, donation and commitment, and that this can be accomplished without creating an expensive bureaucracy that saps the resources necessary to carry out its vision and achieve its goals.



“Jesus said, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.'” -Matthew 28:19

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